In-form Rory McIlroy ‘not trying to prove anything’ as LIV row divides golf
Rory McIlroy insists he is not playing to prove a point after continuing his fine run of form with an opening round of 62 to take a share of the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship.
McIlroy’s resurgence comes as the PGA Tour faces the biggest threat in its history from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series. Back up to No 2 in the world after winning the Canadian Open a fortnight ago and contended at last week’s US Open, McIlroy denied being motivated by off-course events.
“I just think it so happens that the most protective of the PGA Tour are the best players in the world right now,” McIlroy said after his round. “I’m not going out to try to prove anything to anyone. I’m in a good run …
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